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VON BYRD v. TEXAS. CT. CRIM. APP. TEX. BERRYHILL V. ZANT

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


May 21, 1979

VON BYRD
v.
TEXAS. CT. CRIM. APP. TEX.

BERRYHILL
v.
ZANT, WARDEN. SUP. CT. GA.

SMITH
v.
VIRGINIA. SUP. CT. VA.

GOODE
v.
FLORIDA. SUP. CT. FLA.

Reported below: No. 78-6223, 569 S.W.2d 883; No. 78-6275, 242 Ga. 447, 249 S.E. 2d 197; No. 78-6310, 219 Va. , 248 S.E. 2d 135; No. 78-6443, 365 So. 2d 381.

Certiorari denied.

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN and MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL, dissenting.

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentences in these cases.

19790521

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